Salim and Sulaiman are among India's most respected composers, having scored more than 100 films including Kurbaan, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Fashion, Band Baaja Baaraat, Aaja Nachle, Heroine, around 20 TV shows and composed several records incorporating cinematic, folk, electronica and sufi influences into their music. They've also composed for Broadway musicals such as 'Merchants of Bollywood' and 'Beyond Bollywood'. Their latest and much awaited Hollywood film 'Sold' has recently been gaining appreciation from critics at various film festivals.
Salim and Sulaiman have enthralled audiences across the world with their live concerts including performing at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010. Their songs have been said to be very inspirational, most notably their sports anthem 'Chak De India'.
Salim and Sulaiman have been guests on several TV reality shows as celebrity judges including the very popular Indian Idol. The brothers also received the Best Music award for the film 'Fashion' at New York’s Syracuse International Film Festival as well as Filmfare, Zee Cine, IIFA, Screen and several other award shows.
They were also nominated for a daytime Emmy Award for their composition 'Save the Tiger - Wonder Pets' and continue to compose all over the world including their latest collaborations with Lady Gaga and Enrique Iglesias on their singles Born This Way and I'm a Freak, respectively.
Indian music has considerably evolved in part thanks to the incredible efforts of Salim and Sulaiman. The brothers fuse traditional hindi melodies with newer styles of music using instruments that span the globe. Their familiarity with music began at a very young age as the brothers’ father was a popular composer in India. Salim later mastered the piano at Trinity College of Music in London while Sulaiman took up tabla training with such legends as Taufiq Qureshi and Ustad Zakir Hussain.
They have been especially praised for their more recent acoustic compositions including Coke Studio MTV Season 3 and MTV Unplugged Season 4 that can be seen online.